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Library News

Spring Library Events—Register Now!

2023 Spring Reading Matters Newsletter

The latest edition of our library newsletter is now available. You can’t miss it in your mailboxes—it’s all about the Solar Eclipse! 

We’ve planned several library events leading up to April 8, when a total solar eclipse of the sun will cross the continental U.S. The Solar Eclipse Viewing Party—we’re giving out free eclipse glasses—will cap off weeks of programs designed to help you learn what a total eclipse is and the solar world around it. Get details.

Our Events calendar with spring programming is now open. Don't wait to register...our popular events fill up quickly. Event highlights for spring include: 

Along with registering online through the highlighted links noted above, you can also call or register in person at the Adult Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x121, or the Youth Services Desk, 630/393-1171 x124. 


Beauties of Warrenville art display.

Community Art: Beauties of Warrenville Art Display

To foster an appreciation for the arts, we allow local artists to temporarily showcase their creative works in our Quiet Room. The available hanging space can accommodate framed photography, paintings and other flat art.

A collection of paintings by local artist and art professor William Scarlato is currently on display in our Quiet Room through February 29. Mr. Scarlato’s interest in painting stems from his teaching experience in England in the 1980s. He discovered the landscape in England to be so striking in its beauty and gentleness that his modernist leanings were set aside—at least for a while—to allow his heart and aesthetic sensibility to enter this enchanting place through painting. Upon returning to the United States, he felt like he had acquired a new pair of eyes. England prepared him to see Warrenville for the beauties that truly lie here. He has been fortunate to admire and respond aesthetically, to the loveliness in nature that surrounds Warrenville.  

To learn more about the primary influences of Mr. Scarlato's paintings, plan to attend his upcoming program on Thursday, February 8 at 7 pm for ages 18 and up. The program will be held in the Meeting Room and will include a tour of the paintings in the Quiet Room. Register now at The Beauties of Warrenville

William Scarlato is a Warrenville resident for almost a quarter century and an art professor at Benedictine University for the past 33 years. For inquiries about the artist or to purchase originals, contact Mr. Scarlato directly at Williamscarlato@att.net. 

If you are a Warrenville artist interested in sharing your talent at the library, find more information and the artist application in our Art Exhibits Policy.


SWAN Libraries + App

SWAN Library Services has rolled out a new version of its digital app, called the SWAN Libraries + app. If you are using the old version of the app, please delete it and reinstall the new app.

It's free and available for iOS and Android devices. Download the app and enter your library card number and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone). Within seconds, you will be able to view the status of your checked out items and titles on hold in the Account section.

The Discover tab displays images of New & Available Now books, eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies. With a few quick taps, you can easily place items on hold. With the Manage Categories button, you can expand your search to include:

Adults, Teens, Kids
En Español
Science Kits
Discovery Packs
Tech To Go

Do you have a specific title in mind? Just enter it in the search bar.

With the app, you won't ever need to bring your physical library card to the library. The Card feature lets you scan your barcode at the self-check station or the Member Services Desk. With the Linked Accounts option, you can add the library card numbers of other members of your household so you can check out items to their accounts.

If you need to quickly get a hold of the library or use our website, that's what the More feature is for!

If you have any questions about the SWAN Libraries + app, please visit or call our Adult Services Desk at 630/393-1171 x121.


LinkedIn Learning Database

Did you know you can use your Warrenville Public Library District library card for free access to LinkedIn Learning's 5,000 professional development courses? All you need to do is create an account using your library card number at LinkedIn Learning. Get more information here.

Need to register for a library card? Get info here.


Discovery Packs for Kids

Prepare your child for a new experience with one of our Discovery Packs. Located near the picture book collection in the Youth Services Department, the Discovery Packs are thematic kits in convenient backpacks that can be checked out to WPLD members for two weeks. We have topics ranging from going to the dentist to yoga and even long-term Illnesses. Each pack comes with several books, an activity or a DVD.

If you are looking for topic-specific materials curated for children up to age eight, the Discovery Packs are the tools for you. Stop by the Youth Services Desk for more information or place a hold on one in the catalog.